Russell Hepplewhite is becoming widely known for his operatic, musical theatre and choral music. His ground-breaking operas commissioned by English Touring Opera for young audiences have been widely performed, and have won him much critical acclaim. These include Shackleton's Cat; Silver Electra and Laika The Spacedog which has now been performed in four countries, and most recently opened in an all new production in French at at the Nouvel Opera in Switzerland. Russell's choral works are published by OUP, Stainer & Bell, and Banks Music Publications; he is the composer in residence with the Arcubus Ensemble and his first musical Moonfleet received was premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse in April 2018. He is currently working on a new opera for Montpellier Opera.